After winning their season-opener against the New England Patriots, the Dolphins’ season has been a trainwreck. From injuries to rumors about the team acquiring Deshaun Watson and trading Tua Tagovailoa, the team did everything but win and have now lost seven on the trot.
Speaking of Watson, the team that still employs him won’t be playing him this Sunday. The Texans managed to keep hold of their wantaway star but won’t be fielding him anytime soon. They signed Tyrod Taylor to fill in for Watson, but an injury has sidelined him for the Texans’ last seven games. He’ll suit up Sunday and will want to mark his return with a win.
Dolphins vs. Texans match details
When: Sunday, November 7, 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL
Dolphins vs. Texans betting odds
Miami Dolphins: -5.5 (-110)
Houston Texans: +5.5 (-110)
Miami Dolphins: -245
Houston Texans: +205
Miami Dolphins: U46.5 (-110)
Houston Texans: O46.5 (-110)
Dolphins vs. Texans betting picks
Both defenses are terrible and both offenses can get hot. This is bound to be a high-scoring game, so take the over.
Jaylen Waddle and Brandin Cooks touchdown parlay at +400? Take it. DeVante Parker and Waddle 75+ yards parlay? Risky but worth considering given the terrible state of both passing defenses.
Dolphins vs. Texans key injuries
- QB Tua Tagovailoa (Ribs): Questionable
- LB Jerome Baker (Knee): Questionable
- WR Danny Amendola (Not Injury Related): Out
- QB Deshaun Watson (Not Injury Related)): Out
Dolphins vs. Texans head-to-head
The Dolphins and Texans have faced each other only nine times in the NFL. Houston leads the head-to-head series between the two teams 8-1.
The Dolphins’ lone win came in 2015 when they beat the Texans 44-26.
Dolphins vs. Texans Prediction
It is the most challenging game to call in Week 9. Both teams are bad but the Dolphins are slightly more talented on both sides of the ball.
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Prediction: The Dolphins win a close, high-scoring game.